CALL FOR APPLICATIONS EDHEC ENTREPRENEURS INCUBATOR EDHEC LILLE and NICE CAMPUSES, and PARIS @STATION F

Written on 02 December 2020.


Entrepreneurs, submit your application by 21 December 2020 !

Join the EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator and develop your start-up through a programme that excels and a community of committed experts and mentors.
The EDHEC Incubator & Accelerator offers 200 co-working places in Lille, Nice and Paris. Each space provides our entrepreneurs with an optimal environment to develop their start-ups and the chance to leverage links to a dynamic and expanding ecosystem.

> We aim to support and promote high-potential start-ups that will change tomorrow’s world !

 

> PLACES AVAILABLE

  • EDHEC Entrepreneurs @ Campus Lille : 4 start-ups
  • EDHEC Entrepreneurs @ Campus Nice : 3 start-ups
  • EDHEC Entrepreneurs @ Station F Paris : 6 start-ups
  • EDHEC Entrepreneurs remote : 3 start-ups.
     

> THE EDHEC ENTREPRENEURS STUDIO PROGRAMME IN LILLE - PARIS - NICE

The STUDIO is a one-year intensive support programme devoted to developing your start-up through customised coaching, key resources, themed workshops and a mentoring programme.

The EDHEC Entrepreneurs STUDIO programme offers :

  • Personalised support on strategic aspects for your start-up (business development, fundraising, human resources, etc.)
  • A powerful network of committed experts: weekly help sessions with experts - Legal, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Digital Communications, etc.
  • Customised mentoring: high-level mentors originating from the EDHEC Alumni network who are selected for their business or strategic expertise.
  • Link to a community of EDHEC entrepreneurs: the EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator encourages and supports dynamic collaboration in its three co-working spaces (Lille, Paris, Nice), through sessions geared to transmitting and sharing experience between entrepreneurs.
  • Resources: content library, blended learning, etc.
  • Inspiring events: numerous enriching webinars, small-group themed workshops.
  • Partnerships: benefits and introductions to partners suited to the needs of start-ups.
  • High-impact communications: opportunity to raise the profile of your start-up via high-impact communications tools: EDHEC + EDHEC Alumni websites and social networks.
  • Opportunities: invitation to ecosystem events, start-up competitions, testimonies during EDHEC events, student consulting projects, promotion on our networks and within the community, etc.

 

> THE EDHEC ENTREPRENEURS STUDIO PROGRAMME @STATION F

EDHEC Business School joined Station F on its creation by Xavier Niel in 2017. Based in the centre of Paris, the world’s largest international start-up campus houses 80 co-working places reserved for the EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator, on a unique campus where making contacts and meeting other entrepreneurs is easy.

Station F offers an exceptional ecosystem to create and develop your business :

  • Offices in the heart of Paris
  • Some 3,000 entrepreneurs grouped together on the same site
  • Presence of key players: investors, institutions (French Tech, BPI France, URSSAF, etc.), services (restaurant, Fab Lab, post office, etc.)
  • Numerous free events: talks by entrepreneurs from around the world, meetings with investment funds, etc.

 

> EDHEC ENTREPRENEURS @STATION F - PRICES

A financial contribution is requested of entrepreneurs who join EDHEC Entrepreneurs program @ Station F Paris.
This contribution helps us finance the cost of the space rented by EDHEC at Station F. 

> EDHEC founder graduated less than three years earlier (graduation date)
- Co-founders: Free for one year.
- Interns: €105 per month, per work station
- Permanent contract employees: €210 per month, per work station

> EDHEC founder graduated more than three years earlier (graduation date)
- Co-founders: €210 per month, per work station
- Interns: €105 per month, per work station
- Permanent contract employees: €210 per month, per work station

(The price of €210 is indexed to Station F’s new invoicing rates as at 1 January 2020)

 

> The EDHEC Entrepreneurs PITCH

To join the EDHEC Entrepreneurs STUDIO program and one of our co-working spaces, start-ups whose applications have been selected for closer review are invited to pitch to a jury of professionals (bank, investor, entrepreneur, lawyer, etc.) during the PITCH stage.

Entrepreneurs (or teams) present their projects in the form of a seven-minute pitch, then field questions from a jury for 15 minutes.

>>> The EDHEC Entrepreneurs PITCH is a key stage enabling a jury to rank and pick the best start-ups according to the number of available places.
 

> WHO CAN APPLY?

We offer two programmes depending on the maturity of your project :

  • All EDHEC Business School students and graduates who have created a company less than two years earlier, either alone or in a team.
    EDHEC Entrepreneurs selects and supports start-ups in extremely diversified sectors (B2B & B2C). Innovative and tech start-ups with high growth potential are particularly sought-after: EdTech, Legal Tech, Fashion Tech, HandiTech, etc. (with MVP approved).
    EDHEC’s new 2025 strategic plan confirms its commitment to start-ups making a positive impact on society. The Incubator will therefore pay particular attention to start-ups incorporating this societal aspect.
     
  • Do you have a project? Is it still at the idea stage or a very early stage?
    Are you an EDHEC student or a recent graduate (less than three years earlier), working on the early stages of a start-up project (company not created)?
    If so, we offer you the chance to join our emergency programme, LE LAB, to help prepare you for the next call for applications (JUNE 2021).
    Contact us: contact.incubateur@edhec.edu .

 

> YOUR COMMITMENT

If picked by the jury, the EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator solicits multiple resources to support and nurture your success. In return, we ask you as a member of our community of entrepreneurs to adhere to the values of our Incubator:

  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Solidarity, mutual help & co-construction
  • Positive disposition
     

> TIMETABLE

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 to 11.59pm on Sunday 20 December : online application period.
  • 21 December to 14 January : review of applications & selection.
  • Thursday 14 January: EDHEC Entrepreneurs selection commission.
  • Friday 15 January: e-mail announcement of selected projects + notification of the Pitch date.
  • Thursday 4 February and 11 February 2021: Pitch.
  • Friday 12 February: announcement of the EDHEC start-ups picked to join the EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator.
  • Programme INTEGRATION on 15 February. Start-ups picked by the jury benefit from one week of onboarding & team building.

 

 

> HOW TO APPLY

Applications are to be completed solely online via this link : APPLY HERE.
Note that incomplete applications will not be taken into account.

In the event of any technical problems, please send an e-mail to the following address: contact.incubateur@edhec.edu

 

> SOME EDHEC ENTREPRENEURS STORIES

The EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator has been supporting diverse start-ups in various sectors for over 10 years now.

Ambitious, innovative start-ups always led by dynamic, committed entrepreneurs : 

 

> KEY FIGURES

The EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator puts key resources into action to help develop and boost your start-up :

+ 20 hours of individual coaching per week
+ 200 experts (legal, financial, sales & marketing, etc.)
+ €200k of negotiated benefits (perks)
+ 200 places in co-working spaces
+ 40 venture capital partners
+ 70 events a year (workshops, webinars, etc.) 

 

APPLY HERE

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